Thursday, October 30, 2008

The demise of virtue

"The financial crisis, detonated by greed and recklessness on Wall Street and in the City of London, is for the West a deep, self-inflicted wound. ...

"If we seriously wish to repair the damage, we need to accept that this is fundamentally a moral crisis, not a financial one. It is the product of the self-indulgence and complacency born of our ultraliberal societies, which have substituted such pseudo-religions as political correctness and saving the planet for genuine distinctions between right and wrong and the cultivation of real virtues."

Read the whole thing -- pretty much nails things. No doubt Ayn Rand is spinning in her grave. Anyone got some land to start a Galt's Gulch?

Instapundit's wife, Dr. Helen Smith, gives an interesting take on just that.

Telling quote: "Why work hard, when it's going to be taken from you?"

Plus, guys -- are you a "himbo?"

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